Trump: Concerned Only with ‘Optics and Perceptions’

Excellent article from Vanity Fair. (Read it here.)

Trump “told [interviewers] he doesn’t want to read more than a one-page briefing each day if he doesn‘t have to. ‘I like bullets or I like as little as possible. I don’t need, you know, 200-page reports on something that can be handled on a page. That I can tell you.'”

If Trump’s interviews reveal anything, it is that the 70-year-old president-elect is not going to pivot once he takes office, no matter how much lawmakers have hoped and prayed that he might. It is in Trump’s nature to be deeply concerned with optics and perception—the crowds, how the media sees him, the celebrities, a designer’s assessment of him—but less so with the minutia of actually running a country.”

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